Hi, our grade 12 class is going to make a robot for our ISU summative. This microcontroller and programming stuff is kind of new to us. Last year we were using turing for engineering and java/vb/html/flash for computer science.
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My project is to build a MARS ROVER type vehicle. I want to allow a simple avoid object program to be ran just like the demos on the site. Also, what makes this different from others is the semi omni directional thing it will have.
What I want to do is have a 4 wheel module be attached to 4 corners of the chassis and this module will be attached to 4 separate servos which will allow the robot to go horizontally and vertically and even diagonally (Look At Wheelbase Demo And You'll Get It). Now the problem is getting the rotating sensor to work....
My teacher thinks it is too hard but I like challenages and I got tell Jan.
I live around the GTA (Toronto, Canada) will I be able to get parts.
And I also attached some basic drawings.
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My question is .... is the programming going to be hard because I only know those languages (html,bit of php,turing,java,vb,flash,bit of cgi).
I want to use IR instead of Sonar (knowing sonar is even harder).
Second question is .... will this plan work and be done in the time required.
Third question is .... I want to know the avaliable programs and avaliable drawing programs (free, open source)
Need help on chassis.... I am planning to use wood (thin solid wood)
I am using PICmicro microprocessor............. dun know which model yet